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Lockdown Phase 3: Do’s and Don’ts Announced for Red, Orange, and Green Zones

Lawstreet Journal 4 May 2020 4:40pm

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May 1st, 2020: The Union Ministry for Home Affairs issued a fresh set of guidelines for phase three of nationwide lockdown which will be effective for 2 weeks from May 4, 2020.

In cognizance of the increasing COVID-19 cases and risk profiling, areas across the country are demarcated into Red (hotspots), Green, and Orange Zones. Additionally, substantial relaxations are allowed in Green and Orange Zones.

Criteria for Definition of Zones:

The touchstone for recognition of districts as Red, Green, and Orange Zones have been illustrated and defined in the letter dated April 30, 2020, issued by the Ministry of Health and Family WelfareGovernment of India.

The Green Zones are defined as the districts either, without any proven cases of the novel coronavirus till date; or, no confirmed case in the last twenty-one days. The recognition of districts as Red Zones will take into consideration the total number of active COVID-19 cases, the doubling rate of proven cases, the scale of testing, and surveillance evaluation from the areas.

Those zones, which are neither described as Red nor Green, shall be classified as Orange zones.

The restraints given under the new guidelines issued under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 are the following:

Restrictions in all zones-

  • All forms of public transport – metro, air, mail, and inter-state movement by road.
  • Schools, colleges, and other educational and training/coaching institutions.
  • Social, political, cultural, religious gatherings, and all places of worship.
  • Places of large public gatherings such as malls, cinema halls, sports complexes, and gymnasiums.
  • Hospitality services, including hotels and restaurants.

However, the movement of individuals by road, rail, and air is… Continue Reading...


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